May 12, 2013
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The Fayetteville State men’s golf team concluded the 27th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship on Sunday afternoon with a fifth place finish after shooting a final round 314 at the PGA Golf Club.
The Broncos turned in the fourth-best mark on Sunday and finished the tournament with a total score of 963. FSU ended the three-day event two strokes back of fourth-place Virginia Union; who finished with a 961.
Jacob Barge (Sr., Fayetteville, NC) and Brandon Jobe (So., Fayetteville, NC) turned in two of the top individual performances on Sunday. The golfers both carded a 72 in the final round to tie for the second-lowest scores of the day. Barge finished the tournament with a total score of 220 and Jobe recorded a 227. Justin Smith (Fr., Lillington, NC) posted a final round score of 79 to finish with a 248. Jake Bergman (So., Sanford, NC) carded a 91 to give him a total score of 272; and Antonio Mayo (So., Jacksonville, NC) shot a 97 to take his final total to 291.
Lincoln University captured the Men’s Team Division II championship after tallying a total score of 898 and finished 24 strokes ahead of second-place finisher Texas A&M International. Texas A&M International had a total score of 922; and was followed in third place by Virginia State with a 932. Morehouse College (6th, 983), Paine College (7th, 988) and Saint Augustine’s (8th, 1015) rounded out the team overall standings.
Virginia Union’s Mason Simpson turned in the lowest individual score on Sunday with a 71. Zach Smith of Virginia State earned Division II Medalist honors after finishing with a total score of 216.
The PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by Brown Capital Management originated in November 1986 following the Jackson State University Golf Tournament, and has elevated golf in minority colleges and universities by providing opportunities to more players to compete in a national championship.
In 2006, The PGA of America was granted complete ownership and management of the championship by the National Minority Collegiate Golf Scholarship Fund.